TAD to develop Milk & Craft villages in every district
PULWAMA: The Nodal Officer of the Tribal Affairs Department (TAD) Javaid Ahmad Parray on Saturday said that the Milk and Craft Villages will be established in every district of Jammu & Kashmir UT.
He said this during one-day awareness cum training programme held at Government Degree College (GDC) Pulwama.
The camp was attended by DDC Chairman Pulwama Syed Bari Indrabi, DDC Member and Standing Chairman for Education Dr Harbaksh Singh, DDC members of Pampore and Achgoza, ADDC Pulwama Dr Abdul Aziz Sheikh, BDC Sangerwani, CEO Pulwama and Principals of various GDCs, ITIs and Polytechnic Colleges, Warden G&B/ST Hostel Pulwama, ZEOs, HoDs and INOs of Pulwama.
Speaking on the occasion, the Nodal Officer said that the aim for conducting these kind of awareness camps throughout the UT is to aware the general public particularly the Scheduled Tribe community about the different development programmes, welfare schemes and policies implemented by the Tribal Affairs Department (TAD).
He said that under close supervision of Secretary Tribal Affairs, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary the department has introduced and expended the network of various Developmental Schemes for the Welfare of the ST community throughout J&K UT.
The Nodal Officer said that the department has recently introduced 300 new skilled courses for the ST students so that they become self-employed and can create job opportunities for other un-employed youths of the UT.
He said TAD has recently enhanced 120 percent in all formats of Post-Matric Scholarship, mapped 9th and 10th Pre-Matric Scholarship on National Scholarship Portal and inclusion of all STs in Pre-Matric Scholarship from class 1st to 8th.
He also informed that the department has created various employment generating programmes for the welfare of the unemployed youth of the UT by opening of Sheep Farm, Dairy Farm, Vandhan Kender’s and sponsoring various projects through TRIFED.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairman Pulwama suggested that these kinds of programmes be also conducted in Tribal dominated areas where more and more people can avail the benefits of the different schemes being implemented by the department.
The Technical Team of Tribal Research Institute (TRI) Liyaqat Ali and Javeed Ahmad Baba briefed the ZEOs, HoDs and INOs about submission and verification of applications on Nation al Scholarship Portal and also redressed the various queries related NSP raised by the participants.